Haryana is observing 2014 as 'Year of Inclusive Development' and schemes worth Rs 3,000 crore have been implemented since January 1, Hooda said, addressing a gathering at Republic Day celebrations at Nuh in Mewat district. (Agencies)
He said that the scheme would benefit the farmers, labourers and other sections of the society, and lauded the farmers for increasing the foodgrain production to 162.23 lakh tonnes from 130.57 lakh tonnes in 2004-05.
Mentioning the schemes and benefits for farmers, the Chief Minister said that the price of sugarcane purchase was raised to Rs 301 per quintal, highest in the country.
The One Time Settlement scheme gave farmers a rebate of 50 percent in the total interest of their crop loans, he said.
The government would give Rs 5 lakh to the kin of a farmer or agricultural labourer who died during work and Rs 30,000 to Rs two lakh in case of becoming disabled, he said.
Similarly, under another scheme, financial assistance ranging from Rs 20,000 to Rs 50,000 would be given to cattle owners in case of death of milch cattle, he said, while compensation for damage to crops due to natural calamities had been increased to Rs 10,000 per acre.
Moreover, the power tariff has been reduced by 60 percent and now farmers would get electricity at ten paisa per unit, the Chief Minister said, adding that projects for expansion of irrigation facilities in Mewat are also being done.
Earlier, Hooda unfurled the national flag and took salute from different contingents at an impressive marchpast.
Hooda said that world class infrastructure has been set up in the state for industrial development and new Industrial Model Townships (IMT) were being set up.
Four new thermal power plants would increase the installed power generation capacity of the state to 5,300 MW from 1587 MW, he said.
The road network has been strengthened in all areas of the state and six railway lines and a coach factory have got approval, the Chief Minister said.
Haryana is observing 2014 as 'Year of Inclusive Development' and schemes worth Rs 3,000 crore have been implemented since January 1, Hooda said, addressing a gathering at Republic Day celebrations at Nuh in Mewat district.